September 21-25 is National Fall Prevention Awareness Week and a time to bring attention to one of the leading causes of injuries and hospitalizations among senior adults in the U.S. According to the CDC, over 3 million seniors in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries each year. Of that figure, one in five seniors will have a serious injury resulting in increased health problems later on.
Despite this statistic, there are many ways to decrease the risk of fall-related hazards and injuries. Proactively taking precautions and even making minor home alterations can significantly reduce the risk of experiencing a fall-related injury that can impact your long-term health.
Fall Prevention Tips
These are only a few of the many ways to make an environment safer and reduce the chances of experiencing a fall or injury. Prioritizing your healthcare needs and making minor modifications within a home environment can increase overall individual safety and better allow you to age in place.
If you or a loved one are looking for senior and healthcare services in Western Pennsylvania Eastern Ohio or Tampa, FL, visit the care levels and services page of our website or call us at: 724-352-1571. To learn more about the ways medical equipment can provide assistance with the activities of daily living and reduce fall-risk, call Concordia Medical Equipment at: 724-352-1100 to speak to customer service. You can also message us through the contact form on our website 24 hours a day.
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